Health Care Commentary

Healthcare affordability is a top concern for voters in this fall's midterm elections, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike say they would be more inclined to support candidates who want to reduce insurance costs. Midterm candidates can answer voters' calls for...

Several contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination are staking their candidacies on a government takeover of the U.S. health care system, whereby the feds become the lone payer, or "single-payer" for health care services. Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker are...

Want to win a political argument? Accuse your opponent of hurting children. That's the lesson behind two recent studies regarding the well-being of America's babies. A new report from the United Nations Children's Fund finds that America's infant mortality rate is only slightly better than Sri Lanka's. ...

Massachusetts may soon stop paying for some of the lifesaving medicines its poorest residents count on. State officials recently requested permission from the federal government to restructure MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program. If their waiver is approved, a small group of state bureaucrats will determine which...

A fundamental management tenet advises organizations to understand their core competencies, and solely focus on these functions. All other tasks should be outsourced to organizations who specialize in providing these services. For more than a decade the North Carolina state government has been following this advice...